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John Ball Zoo

  • 1300 W. Fulton St.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • (616) 336-4301

Family Fun

Just one mile from downtown Grand Rapids, this classic urban zoo features 2,000+ animals, a petting zoo, aquarium, zip line, ropes course and much more.

Knowledge Chaser

Just one mile from downtown Grand Rapids, this classic urban zoo features 2,000+ animals, a petting zoo, aquarium, zip line, ropes course and much more.

Local Gems

Just one mile from downtown Grand Rapids, this classic urban zoo features 2,000+ animals, a petting zoo, aquarium, zip line, ropes course and much more.

Outdoor Explorer

Just one mile from downtown Grand Rapids, this classic urban zoo features 2,000+ animals, a petting zoo, aquarium, zip line, ropes course and much more.

Eco Friendly

More than 2,000 animals in naturalized environments help advance public education on the need for wildlife conservation and preservation.

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Over 2,000 animals and more animal touching exhibits than any other zoo in Michigan; tigers, , petting corral, wallabies, camels and budgies. Chimpanzees - lions - grizzly bear - otters - snow leopards -  - and many large and small primates. Indoor and outdoor viewing. Full concessions and gift shop. Featuring 300-foot ZIPline with return line, 4-story Ropes Adventure Course,  and a Funicular (tram) that leads to a state-of-the-art Bissell Treehouse for events and rentals.

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  • Minutes to Airport: 15
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  • Park Type: City
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  • Exhibits Space Yes
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  • Largest Room 3000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 5500
  • Reception Capacity 180
  • Theatre Capacity 210
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 250
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 2
  • Conference Capacity 250
  • Banquet Capacity 180
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Booths 25
  • Classroom Capacity 130
BISSELL Tree House
  • Theater Capacity: 220
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 180
Ballroom
  • Theater Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 80
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 130

UNDER THE SEA TOUR & PENGUIN ENCOUNTER

  • John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  616-336-4300
  • Price Per Person: $100
  • Maximum Group Number: 6
  • Minimum Group Number: 1
  • Date: Jul 16, 2017
  • Time: 10:30am and 3:30pm daily
  • Recurring daily
  • Guided Tour: Yes
  • Walking Tour: Yes
  • Facility Tour: Yes

CHIMPANZEE EXPERIENCE

  • John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616)336-4300
  • Price Per Person: $50 per person
  • Maximum Group Number: 6
  • Minimum Group Number: 2
  • Date: May 1, 2017
  • Time: 10 - 12 PM
  • Recurring daily
  • Guided Tour: Yes

BEAR EXPERIENCE

  • John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Phone:  (616)336-4300
  • Price Per Person: $50 per person
  • Maximum Group Number: 6
  • Minimum Group Number: 2
  • Date: Mar 11, 2017
  • Time: From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 AM
  • Recurring daily
  • Guided Tour: Yes
  • Self-Guided Tour: Yes
Mar 11 - Nov 19, 2017

John Ball Zoological Garden 2017

  • Price:  Included when you show your 2017 Culture Pass
  • Buy one adult and child admission, get a second child admission free
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